In May of 2004, when I first logged into City of Heroes, I picked the server at the top of the list: Guardian.
It was my characters’ primary home for the time the game was online, and I still have many friends who I keep in contact from that server, and others from the game’s other servers.
Monday night on Supergirl, a new hero burst on the scene, based on a hero from DC’s Golden Age: The Guardian.
Created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon, at roughly the same time as Captain America, Jim Harper is a police officer in Metropolis’ Suicide Slum who became a vigilante to catch crooks that the law could not prosecute, describing himself as guarding society from criminals.
It was a thrill to see James Olsen don the newly created armor of Guardian. It’s a thrill to see any comic book character in live action form, but this one is special, because it’s like the personification of my home server in CoH, come to life.
I just wish City of Heroes was still around so I could recreate this look in-game.